Meridianus is an extensive typeface family of soft drawing and sensitive shading. Interrupted strokes of closed letters illuminate the typeface and give it its own personality and character. This advantage can be used to plot each letter when a gap holds the inner shape. Distinctive serifs of the serif font hold the typeface ideally in lines and allow for easy and fluent reading. Typesetting from upper case letters looks very balanced, and these were also the starting point of the entire alphabet. They can be used for typesetting of longer texts as well, and with their metrics loosened, the typesetting is optimally balanced. Sans serif fonts in particular are exceptionally neat in upper case letters with the proportion, elegance and monumentality of Roman capitals. The typeface was used for the bronze plate defining the Prague Meridian (Meridianus) at the Old Town Square in Prague.
Rostislav Vaněk, Marek Pistora
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